Zagreb, Croatia -- Most prominent of the bishops' tombs is the somewhat startling "container" of the remains of Aloysius Viktor Stepinac--a boy wonder who became archbishop before he was 40. He resisted first the Nazis and then the communists. Tito threw him into prison for 5 years -- and severed relations with the Vatican later when Puis XII gave Stepinac the red hat. Stepinac rests here below the coat-of-arms of the Zagreb Archbishop awaiting (many Croats hope) canonization. In beatifying him in 1998, Pope John Paul II called him a martyr for the faith (he may have been poisoned.) John Paul knew a thing or two about resisting communists.

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